Former FBI Chief Comey To Appear On ‘Colbert’

ABC, CBS, NBC Pull Big Ratings From Comey

In a rare move, the major networks upended their daytime schedules to air live coverage of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and it paid off. ABC, CBS and NBC — along with the three big cable news networks — pulled overnight ratings of 14.3 for the Comey testimony, which began about 10 a.m. ET and ran for about three hours.

Comey Coverage Comes With Plenty Of Spin

Broadcast networks cast aside regular schedules for three or four hours yesterday to cover former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate testimony. So did cable news networks, bracketing Comey’s first public appearance since being fired by Trump with hours of their own talk. His plain-spoken answers to questions from alternating Democratic and Republican senators offered quotes for each side to latch on to. And  there was no rest for partisan spinners.

Media Prepares For Spectacle With Comey

For news media executives, the White House’s decision this week not to block testimony from former FBI Director James Comey may have felt like a movie studio greenlighting a big budget action flick. It certainly has the feel of a blockbuster. Or perhaps “spectacle” is a better word. Call it what you want, one thing is clear: when Comey is sworn in on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, he will deliver the most anticipated congressional testimony in years.

How Networks Will Cover Comey’s Testimony

On Thursday, TV news networks will present live coverage of former FBI Director James Comey‘s testimony before the Senate Intel Committee about his interactions with President Trump related to the FBI’s investigation into claims of Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Here are their plans.

ABC, CBS To Carry Comey Testimony Live

ABC and CBS will break into their daytime programming on Thursday to cover James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee. NBC News has yet to say whether it will carry the hearing live.The decision to break into regularly scheduled programming for a congressional hearing is unusual for broadcasters, indicating the incredibly high level of public interest in what Comey may or may not say regarding his interactions with President Donald Trump.

Should Reporters Be Prosecuted For Leaks?

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) asked FBI Director James Comey on Monday whether reporters could be prosecuted for leaks — despite a longstanding tradition and court history of not prosecuting the press. Comey struggled to answer the question, saying it was something that had never been prosecuted “in my lifetime.”

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